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Coronavirus Updates

This website provides guidance for the Saint Francis University community during this global pandemic.

  • Vaccine Distribution Status Update

    Phase progress 1A
    Active status 1A distribution:  ( Pennsylvania Department of Health Phased roll out)

    • At this time, the University is not authorized to begin vaccinations to the general public yet. 
    • Completed: Health Science students and faculty working in frontline healthcare situations
    • As new groups are moved into the University's vaccination queue, announcements will be made on this page. 

    Saint Francis University is pleased to be a COVID-19 vaccine distribution site. This effort is made possible by a partnership with Mainline pharmacy.  

  • Covid 19 Updates

  • University Operating Status

    • Face-to-face Spring 2021 classes will begin January 18 and end April 28.  Finals April 29-May 5.  No Spring Break.  
    • Campus operations have resumed within CDC guidelines and visitors may schedule tours. 
    • Measures are in place that will allow for smaller classes and the ability to be flexible if virus cases emerge.
    • Large gatherings remain restricted.  Changes to event formats will be shared with the campus community as plans are finalized.
  • Academic Schedule Changes

    (earlier start and end dates)

    • Spring 2021: First Day January 18, Last Day April 28
    • Final Exams, April 29-May 5
    • No Spring Break
    • On-campus, In-person instruction

    Francis Worldwide

    • Spring Module I: January 18-March 14
    • Spring Module II: March 8-May 5

  • Contact Us

    Our COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan is posted here and answers many questions. If you have a question that is not addressed in the plan, please contact us at and we will assist you.

  • CARES Act: Public Reporting of Funds

    CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Statement

    Saint Francis University has applied for and received CARES Act funding from the U.S. Department of Education. 

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    COVID-19 State & Federal Information

    More information about the coronavirus as well as guidance on prevention and travel can be found at the following resources:


  • University Pandemic Response Team

    To inform the leadership teams of the university, the Saint Francis University Pandemic Response Team was formed to bring together representative members of our community.  Members of this committee, Don Miles and Mandy Lasinsky, coordinate with local public health officials.  The Team is charged with continuously reviewing the guidance from federal, state and local authorities, as well as the conditions on campus, in the local community, state and nation.  The Team serves as an advisory board to the university’s leadership team on issues related to, but not limited to, the resumption and suspension of face-to-face instruction and residential living.  The Team will review the response plan weekly in relation to the latest virus developments, the latest guidance from all agencies and the conditions on campus. 

  • Stories of Resilience